Most people’s entry into the world of numismatics isn’t black and white (or 22-carat gold), as few things are in life. We’ve found that some of our customers are inspired by incredible discoveries from metal detectorists around the world.
Coin enthusiasts around the world are on the lookout for rare and exclusive coins – and for good reason. A rare find can either be added to a collection or possibly even sold for remarkable sums of money
Throughout the year, the media shares breathless reports of people discovering valuable hordes of coins within the home. While incredibly rare, these discoveries may inspire you to consider what treasures may lie in your house. Read more to see some of the most impressive finds from the past few months and some hints and tips if you plan on looking yourself.
History of King George III
Born George William Frederick in London in 1738, King George III was the King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 and King of Hanover from 1814 until his death in 1820. He lived and ruled longer than any other English or British king and this year marks the 200th anniversary since the end of his record-breaking reign.
While George III’s reputation as “the mad king who lost America” prevails, he was a committed and conscientious leader who provided background stability in a thriving Britain undergoing industrialisation. He also oversaw the reform of gold coinage, which was no mean feat, and few people have acknowledged his valuable contribution to numismatics as we know it.
The most misunderstood monarch?
Did you know that traditionally, finding a sixpence in your slice of Christmas pudding is a symbol of wealth and prosperity for the coming year? Here at Hattons of London, we believe that coins can play a bigger role in the festivities, and we want to make sure the historical connection isn’t lost.
Here’s some little-known trivia about numismatics during Noel.
One of the most common questions budding numismatists ask is ‘How much is my coin worth?’ Anticipating the value of a coin is an exciting prospect, but there are a few pointers people should look out for…
You’ve started your sovereign collection and enjoy adding world-first and limited edition coins to your portfolio, such as The 2019 Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Gold Quarter Sovereign The journey doesn’t stop there, though: it’s important to know how to take care of your collectables and prevent damage so you can continue to treasure your collection. […]